'durrrr Challenge' Update 14: Antonius Bounces Back with $142,000 Win
At last, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius are truckin' along when it comes to their pot-limit Omaha "durrrr Challenge" match, playing their fourth session in as many days on Saturday night. Though in their last meeting, Dwan walked away $160,000 to the good, Antonius erased most of those gains in this session, emerging a $141,834 winner. With 11,949 of the required 50,000 hands completed, Antonius holds an overall lead of $61,412 over Dwan.
Things got rolling just before 8:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, with both players buying in for $80,000 on each of the four $200/400 PLO tables. After thirty minutes or so of exchanging mostly small pots, their first all-in confrontation unfolded with Antonius leading off the action with a pre-flop raise to $1,200. Dwan three-bet to $3,600 and Antonius put in a small reraise to $6,000. That didn't deter durrrr, who bumped it to $18,000, earning a flat-call from Antonius. Dwan bet $36,000 on the flop and Antonius moved in for the $53,493 he had behind. Dwan called and the cards went on their backs, Dwan with for top two pair and a straight draw and Antonius with for a wrap draw. The on the turn filled Antonius' straight and the river fell the , with Antonius taking down the $142,986 pot.
Things really didn't get much better from there for Dwan. On a board reading on the turn, Dwan got the rest of his stack in with for top two pair and a gutshot straight draw against Antonius' for the same two pair, but Antonius hit the on the river to make sevens full of aces and wrest away the $154,771 pot. Shortly thereafter, the challenge's third-largest pot to date unfolded. Antonius kicked things off with a raise to $1,200 that Dwan three-bet to $3,600. Antonius called and they saw a flop of . Dwan bet $4,800 and Antonius smooth-called. The hit the turn and Dwan checked, Antonius put out a $16,800 bet and Dwan check-raised to $67,200. Antonius called the additional $50,400 and to the river they went… the . With only $22,733 behind after that turn bet, Dwan put the rest of his stack in the middle and Antonius quickly called, rolling over for an eight-high straight. Dwan's , a better than 9:1 favorite on the flop, was toast, Antonius hitting running cards to win the $196,655 pot and leaving Dwan to rebuy for $40,000.
Antonius continued to roll, reraising Dwan's $1,200 opening bet to $3,600 and earning a call in another big hand. Antonius checked the flop, opening the door for Dwan to bet $4,800. Antonius came in for a raise to $21,600 and Dwan moved all in, Antonius calling the $15,146 balance. It was for Dwan and for Antonius; two pair against an overpair and a gutshot straight draw. Antonius continued to run hot, hitting the on the turn to make a wheel and the on the river missed Dwan's remaining outs. The $80,691 pot was shipped to Antonius and Dwan dug into his virtual pocket for another rebuy.
Dwan did get a little bit of revenge later in a $154,675 pot where he turned a wheel and Antonius three-bet him all in on the turn holding a set of aces, but the session clearly belonged to the Finn, who quit Dwan after a little over three hours of play, with the two logging 966 hands.
Patrik Antonius: im done for tonight 5 40am here we can play tomorrow
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